Wednesday, May 30, 2012

(Re)Discover Chattanooga - The Lookouts

I was not expecting to spend Memorial Day weekend in Chattanooga.  My traditional plans are attending the Backstreets Memorial Day party in Clemson, SC.  But when my grandmother had a (small) stroke last week, my plans changed.  I have a good amount of family in Chattanooga, and we were able to spread things out so we could spend time with Grandmother in the hospital without being there all at once and overwhelming her. (She is home and doing very well except for some understandable nervousness)

So Sunday night I decided to make the most of my down time, and mark something off my "Chattanooga Summer To-Do List"....A Chattanooga Lookouts game!  It was HOT, but there was a bit of a breeze, good company, and cold beverages to go around.

I had a blast at the Lookouts game, and was was crazy impressed with our seats...$9 for lower box seats.  General admission is $5, and there are plenty of good seats there too.  You can also hang out in the Big River Beer Garden behind 3rd base, or the air conditioned lounge behind our seats off 1st base.  (There are family sections too if adult beverages are not your thing)

The between the innings entertainment was a hoot, and the game was competitive.  More than anything, I enjoyed the chance to relax in the sun. A baseball game in the 'new' ballpark downtown by the river was the perfect setting.

I'm a sucker for fireworks, and the Memorial Day celebration after the game did not disappoint.

 And because I'm a fan of my new phone, here's a video of some of the fireworks show.

The Lookouts game was exactly what I needed Sunday night, and I'm glad I crossed this one off my Summer To-Do list gives me more time to go back. : )

The Chattanooga Lookouts:
Schedule  AT&T Field Directions  | History

2012 Individual Game Tickets
Lower Box Seats: $9
Upper Box Seats: $6
General Admission:
Adult: $5
Senior (55+): $3
Kids (7-12): $3
Kids (6 & under): Free

Pro Tip:  The stadium is walking distance from the restaurants, bars, hotels, and the TN Aquarium.  Whether you wear comfy shoes or take the free trolly, take advantage of the fact that there's so much close by.


  1. Love this post! We want to get to the stadium sometime soon! I might have to go twice - once to bring our little man and the second time so we can hang out in the beer garden!!

    1. Their website has a listing of the promotions they do for each game. I'm sure there are some that would be great for your little man :)

  2. I have been going to Lookouts games since I was a kid and have always enjoyed the atmosphere, prices and value you get. Good stuff.

    1. That's awesome Tony! I'm looking forward to going to more games :)


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